Join Tony Perelli at Bunnell Street Arts Center for a two-part spoon carving workshop on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 15-16th from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Sliding scale workshop fee of $70-$100.
Learn the craft of wooden spoon carving from craftsman Tony Perelli in this two-part workshop. Perelli demonstrates the process from log to spoon blank, with each participant receiving a prepared blank. Participants learn carving safety, knife techniques and spoon design as they carve a spoon to take home. Discussions include perspectives on land and use of natural resources, as well as historical spoons from Alaska and beyond. Use of quality tools and the materials needed for the course are included.
Registration is required to attend and open to ages 16+.
Carving spoons is about beauty, handwork, mindfulness, nature, culture, community, connection, tradition, sustainability, awareness, spirit, independence, reliance, skills, art, craft, creativity, love, life-long learning, personal development and eating.
Tony studied and carved with Bill Copperthwaite, Jarrod Dahl, Joe Senungetuk, John Manthei, Monroe Robinson, Mitch Poling and others. He has a teaching degree & teaching license from the State of Alaska. He has also taught carving skills in Eagle River, Anchorage, Fairbanks, McCarthy, Seldovia, Tatitlek, Nuuciq and Homer.